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Author(s): Melo, P
Fine, C
Malone, S
Horn, V
Title: Brush Day & Night Phase III to Phase IV: ensuring that good oral health habits are sustainable
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: Over the past 10 years, the FDI-Unilever Brush Day & Night partnership has significantly influenced the life of children worldwide through the implementation of school programmes for oral health education and prevention. This article reports the key facts and outcomes of Phase III of the partnership, and announces the launch of Phase IV. During Phase III, the expert advisors of the Brush Day & Night partnership conducted a longitudinal study to evaluate the impact of the '21 Day' programme in almost 8,000 children in 10 countries. Analysis revealed the effectiveness of the 21 Day programme in sustainably educating children to brush their teeth twice a day, with the greatest impact observed in children aged 7-9 years. With the launch of Phase IV, the Brush Day & Night partnership will continue to deliver its oral health school programme for 7-9 year-old children with a strengthened methodology, including randomized sampling and control groups. The scope of the evaluation will be broadened to include oral health-related quality of life indicators, and monitoring of the oral health knowledge of children's parents/carers.
Subject: Oral health - Habits
Source: Int Dent J, vol. 68, p. 17-19
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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